July 4 is Independence Day in the United States, a day to gather with your family and cook out using all sorts of meat (and mystery meat if you like hot dogs). It is a natural tradition, and celebrates our freedom from Great Britain because they taxed us too much (which is a laugh considering how much more we are taxed today). While this is a significant holiday to be sure, two days later everyone in the United States has another opportunity to celebrate. That holiday, occurring July 6, is National Fried Chicken Day.
Sometimes, there is actually a good reason for random holidays like this, such as an important day in history, a significant cultural event, or a special cause that the day supports. National Fried Chicken Day is not one of these. Instead, no one really knows the origins of the holiday, but July 6 of every year (for at least some amount of years), people throughout the United States celebrate one of those national traditions. It’s a great opportunity to make yourself some delicious fried chicken, pair it up with a potato salad, and pig out.
When it comes to cooking American comfort food, Southern Living is definitely a great place to look for recipes. Naturally, they have some exceptional fried chicken recipes you might want to consider for this special holiday. Among their best, it seems the staff at New York Times finds this one to be especially delicious. If that one doesn’t sound right to you, then maybe you want to consider some other recipes instead.
Alternatively, you might check out Allrecipes.com to check out some of the options they have there. The Food Network showcases a southern fried chicken recipe by Paula Dean, which is another fantastic and delicious option. Taste of Home might be another great option to consider, as they provide a simple chicken recipe that can really hit the spot. Or, maybe you just have a recipe of your own, which is definitely a great option if you want to celebrate with something familiar. As long as you use a recipe from somewhere, you should be able to celebrate the day properly.
Of course, if you don’t really want to go through the hassle of making it yourself, you can also celebrate National Fried Chicken Day by heading over to one of your favorite restaurants. Many of those chicken-centered staples offer special deals on this day, so you can enjoy some delicious chicken without breaking the bank. If you’re lucky, you might even have a local comfort food restaurant that offers its own special recipe and provides incentives on this day as well.